The weirdo industrial/noise-rock duo of Buck Gooter have been making music since around 2005, but like me, I imagine many have yet to stumble across them despite being rather prolific. My first taste of them was on their Consider the Grackles album released in early 2012. Intrigued by the bluesy explosion of guitar mangle backed by the industrial pound of a drum machine and violent howling vocals, I pretty much figured it was a given that I need to hear their latest album Witch Molecules. Released on the X-Mist and Beau Travail, this just one of many entries into what appears to be a pretty extensive discography for this duo…I’m not going to try and sort it all out. One thing that I notice way more on Witch Molecules is the more upfront placement of electronic manipulation that plays a significant part into Buck Gooter’s overall sound. It certainly helps create the type of out of step and otherworldly noise that the duo has obviously been perfecting for quite awhile now. I especially like when the electronic textures nearly take on an almost 80’s sci-fi sound, like on tracks “Dead Rats” and “Judith Scott”. These guys are definitely working in their own little world of noise. Do you remember when Killdozer did that cover of Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” on the Yow single? Well, Buck Gooter have boiled that down, got serious, and turned it into an amazingly interesting set of noise.
Buck Gooter – Fucked Up Marionette (stream)
Those that wish to get themselves a copy of Witch Molecules can do so by hitting up Dischord Records for the LP version if you’re in the states, or Buck Gooter is selling the CD on their own site. Otherwise it’s available through X-Mist or Beau Travail.